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Employees Perks – AAA

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

AAA Representatives will be in the College Hall atrium on September 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. offering memberships to employees and students. Please stop by to see them for more details.  Contact Patti Watson ext. 7692 if you have questions.

AAA flyer

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 8:46 am



Not Anymore Program Training: New and Returning Students

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

In an effort to continue to provide a respectful, supportive, and safe environment in which students can learn and grow, we are expanding our online training for our students. In addition to the online Not Anymore training that all of our incoming students are required to complete, all returning students will newly be required to complete an online program called Rethinking Relationships.

Both incoming and new students will be notified of the required training including how to access the training applicable to their status (incoming or returning) beginning in August and will receive bi-weekly email reminders through mid-semester or until the program has been successfully completed.

The trainings are video-based and includes a post-test based on the content from the videos. Students must score an 80% on the post-test to complete the program.

Students are asked to complete their applicable program by Friday, September 28, 2018.

As faculty and staff at Owens, you may have students ask questions about the program. You may direct students to Danielle Filipchuk, Director of Student Conduct and Student Life/Title IX Coordiantor at (567)661-7970 or by email at danielle_filipchuk@owens.edu.

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 2:46 pm



Red Cross Blood Drive – Findlay- and Toledo-area Campuses

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Red Cross Blood Drive

August 30

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SHAC

For more information, please click on the link:  Red Cross 2018

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 12:41 pm



Red Cross Blood Drive – August 30

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Red Cross Blood Drive

August 30

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SHAC

For more information, please click on the link:  Red Cross 2018

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 12:41 pm



What Worries Owens Students About Starting College

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: What new students say WORRIES them the most about starting college (along with percentage of respondents) include:

  • 35% Failing / Bad Grades / Not Being Smart Enough
  • 25% Money / Paying for College / Living Expenses
  • 15% Time / Balancing School with Work & Family
  • 10% Amount & Pace of Work / Falling Behind

Some of the things that they say are:

  • “failing”
  • “I worry about falling behind on bills as well as failing my classes”
  • “Failing and disappointing my family”
  • “How I’m going to finish with two kids and no time”
  • “That I won’t be able to pass because I am not smart enough.”
  • “that I won’t make friends”
  • “Not being good enough”
  • “Balancing work, school, family time”
  • “I cannot afford even my books”
  • “That I don’t know anyone and I’m shy and don’t speak up when I need help with things I don’t understand”

For a complete list of students’ verbatim responses and more information about new students’ thoughts, experiences and perceptions, see: https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/entering-student-survey-data-analysis.xlsx.

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 10:35 am



AEDs Updated on the Toledo-area Campus

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have been updated with newer models on the Toledo-area Campus by the Department of Workplace Safety and Health.

The new AEDs were placed in these locations:

  • Center for Emergency Preparedness (main lobby)
  • College Hall (near the Fireside Grill)
  • Fire Science/Law Enforcement Center (main lobby)
  • Fire Science/Law Enforcement Center (near Room 135)
  • Health Technologies (near Room 102)
  • Math/Science Center (east end of main corridor)
  • Student Health and Activities Center (near Room 160)
  • Student Health and Activities Center (Fitness Area)

The new Philips OnSite models replace Philips FRx models. All employees are encouraged to learn more about the Philips AEDs by watching a short video on YouTube.

For more information, contact Lorraine Stiefel at Ext. 7712 or lorraine_stiefel@owens.edu.

Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 2:12 pm



Gift Card/Certificate and Prizes Guidelines and Form

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Federal financial aid regulation requires the College to take into consideration all aid that a student receives. The regulation states that it is the responsibility of other offices at the institution to share with the Office of Financial Aid any information that impacts a student’s eligibility.

Gift cards/certificates or prizes given to students should be reported through the Office of Financial Aid. Faculty or staff who provide gift cards/certificates or prizes to students, must notify the student that if accepted it may affect their financial aid package. Students should be encouraged to check with Oserve before accepting any gift card/certificate or prize as a best practice.

The Guidelines and Acceptance Form can be found on the Intranet under the “Forms Directory” under “G” https://intranet.owens.edu/forms_alpha.html  If there are questions, please contact Andrea Morrow at andrea_morrow@owens.edu.

Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 10:52 am



Drone Golf Ball Drop at the Owens Alumni Association Golf Outing

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Would you like to help Owens students who are most in need?  So does the Alumni Association. Thanks to the support of Owens faculty and staff and our sponsors over the past 15 years, the Alumni Association’s Golf Classic with Drone Golf Ball Drop has raised funds for scholarships and we have distributed more than $121,000 directly to students. The Alumni Association is committed to helping our students succeed through financial and program support.

We need your help with our September 17, 2018 Golf Classic fundraising goal of $60,000. Ideal for the non-golfer, we are hosting the 2nd annual Drone Golf Ball Drop. This is a unique way for faculty and staff to support scholarships without swinging a club.

Check out our save-the-date video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jourx_7hZzk.

A $20 raffle ticket (golf ball) gives you a 1 in 400, or better, chance of winning the $1,000 grand prize. There will be a $500 and $250 prize, as well as gift prizes. If you want to see the Drone Golf Ball Drop in person, a $35 raffle ticket (golf ball) includes lunch at the beautiful Belmont Country Club. You do not need to be present to win.

It’s easy to join in the fun at owens.edu/alumni/golf. We appreciate you passing this link on to anyone who may also be interested.

Thank you for helping our students succeed!

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 2:49 pm



Volunteers Needed for Welcome Week Wayfinding Tables

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

As part of Welcome Week, Wayfinding Tables will be set up outside in key campus locations in an effort to better direct students. Volunteers are needed to assist our students and guests to provide them with a welcoming experience. This is a great opportunity to interact with students and show them how much we value them and want them to be successful at Owens.

TOLEDO-AREA CAMPUS

The Wayfinding Tables will be set up outside in these locations:

  • Between College Hall and Administration Hall
  • Near Heritage Hall

(In the event of inclement weather, the tables will be moved inside in these same general locations.)

The Wayfinding Tables will be up Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 at the following times each day:

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

We are asking for volunteers for 2-hour shifts. If you cannot do two hours, we ask that you “share a shift” with another member of your department and each do one hour in the two-hour block. If you can do more than two hours, that would be great as well! Please wear an Owens shirt or a red shirt to help identify yourself.

To volunteer, please email morgan_miller3@owens.edu with the days and times you are available, as well as the location you would prefer.

Thank you for assisting our students!

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 12:10 pm



A Constitution Day Conversation

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Theatre Professor Jeremy Meier will present his original one-man show, “Americans”, which depicts Robert Kennedy’s run for the presidency in 1968. In this presentation, RFK discusses his family’s immigrant background and voices the values of an inclusive society. Professor of Communications and Humanities, Dr. Steve Culbertson, will join the conversation to discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 17

7 p.m.

Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theatre

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 11:48 am